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heavily

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What then in love can woman do? If we grow fond they shun us. And when we fly them, they pursue: But leave us when they've won us.
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Adverb

heavily (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
heavily

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. in a heavy manner
    She fell heavily into bed.
    He clomped heavily up the stairs in his boots.
    The great clod trod heavily on my toes!
  2. with a great weight
    heavily burdened
  3. to a considerable degree, to a great extent
    He relied heavily on the data collected by the others.
    heavily in debt
    He drank heavily.
    heavily tattooed
  4. in a manner designed for heavy duty
    heavily armed soldiers
    heavily armoured tanks
    heavily reinforced walls
  5. so as to be thick or heavy
    heavily built young men
    his heavily muscled arms
  6. in a laboured manner
    he breathed heavily

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